Cwm Clydach Woodlands / Coedydd Cwm Clydach

Site details

UK map showing location of Cwm Clydach Woodlands / Coedydd Cwm Clydach Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Cwm Clydach Woodlands / Coedydd Cwm Clydach SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

Note:

When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests
Cwm Clydach Woodlands is an example of Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests close to the northern-western limit of the habitatís UK and European range and at relatively high altitude. The main wood is on a steep valley side, comprising a mature canopy of large trees with abundant dead wood. Transitions occur to more acidic beech woodland. Rare and characteristic plant species at the site include the whitebeam Sorbus porrigentiformis, mountain sedge Carex montana, yellow birdís-nest Monotropa hypopitys and birdís-nest orchid Neottia nidus-avis.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion)

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not applicable.


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